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cmu
11-27-2012, 11:56 AM
Hi All

Stumbled across these sites the other day: www.blok-knives.co.uk and http://cuttingedgeknives.co.uk

The Blok knives look interesting - anybody got one yet ?

Timthebeaver
11-27-2012, 12:55 PM
240 for an 8" chefs made from 440c? I will pass i think. Awful profile, yvmv.

stevenStefano
11-27-2012, 01:06 PM
I remember a few members pointing out how similar the Blok knives are to Cut Brooklyn. Not a fan of either to be honest. The other place, well the Masakage Yuki knives are priced about the same as a few other N. American vendors so I guess they are priced pretty well for a UK place. They're out of stock though

kalaeb
11-27-2012, 01:21 PM
If you are in the uk looking for customs check Catcheside cutlery.

TB_London
11-27-2012, 02:15 PM
Blok joined here briefly, I'd be interested to try one but would feel a bit like a fake cut Brooklyn than a custom knife.
Cutting edge use too much hyperbole for me.

rdm_magic
12-04-2012, 12:10 PM
On this topic, can anyone point me to a place to get good stones from, in the UK? I can't seem to find anything other than diamond stones and king combis for a reasonable price

scott6452
12-04-2012, 12:18 PM
I have used:

http://www.edenwebshops.co.uk/en/ct/whetstones-sharpening-stones.htm

Not sure if they are actually based in the uk or somewhere else in eu but it doesn't make a difference. No additional large post cost and fast service. Good for choseras.

rdm_magic
12-04-2012, 12:25 PM
Ah, great. Do you know what their own brand stones are like?

What about somewhere to get second hand knives from? I can only think of ebay but you can't sell knives on ebay.co.uk anymore.

pumbaa
12-04-2012, 12:50 PM
Japanesechefknife ships worldwide for $7 or at least they used to.

rdm_magic
12-04-2012, 01:16 PM
They still do, but I've heard their stones aren't all that great, anyone able to speak up for them?

stevenStefano
12-04-2012, 03:19 PM
Eden Webshops sell Choseras and Naniwa stones, but there is also Dieter Schmid - Fine Tools. (http://www.fine-tools.com/scharf.html) They are based in Germany but I've bought a few things from there and the service was great. There is also Maxim of JNS of course, who is based in Denmark. All very good choices, even though they aren't based in the UK

WillC
12-04-2012, 03:36 PM
I have used the Germany place, its got a good selection and delivery was pretty much as quick as a uk shop. Highly recommend tools from japan too, although you may or may not get zapped for some import tax. Prices, selection and service are very good. And of course maxim, especially if you want to try something natural. last time I got something from him it came within 2 days, pretty amazing really.:D

blok
06-05-2013, 08:24 AM
Howdy TB_London... Still here, Just not been on for a while! where are you based? I would be more than happy to arrange a meeting/Knife session! By the looks of things you have some sweet looking blades.

I have indeed been likened to Cut Brooklyn... but let me assure you, my knives have been designed by me with no influence form Joel. Anyway, Im exhibiting in London soon at the best of britannia show. Pop down if your around.

All the best. Cheers, Ben

bathonuk
06-07-2013, 06:26 AM
I found this:
http://www.knifescales.co.uk/content/knife-blocks-general.php